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RIP Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932-2017 April 3, 2017: Over the weekend, the Guardian reported on the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He was 84. Yevtushenko was widely popular in Russia, and as the Guardian reminds us: “At the height of [...] by

RIP Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) March 23, 2017: This morning we were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joanne Kyger, a poet whose writing, teaching, and presence in the world helped give shape to the writing of generations of poets. SF [...] by

Innovative Publisher George Braziller Has Died March 20, 2017: According to the New York Times, independent publisher of off-beat literature and sumptuous art books, George Braziller, died last week at the age of 101. Braziller published 20th-century titans of [...] by

RIP Derek Walcott, 1930-2017 March 17, 2017: We awoke today to discover poet and playwright Derek Walcott has died. He was 87. Walcott was a towering figure in world literature, taking home almost every conceivable honor that might be bestowed [...] by

Rest in Power, Mari Evans (1919–2017) March 14, 2017: IndyStar reports that Indianapolis poet Mari Evans has died at the age of 93. Evans was an influential figure throughout the state of Indiana, ever since the Black Arts Movement of the 60s and 70s. [...] by

Tom Raworth, 1938–2017 February 9, 2017: In a PennSound Daily entry, Michael S. Hennessey relays the saddening news that Tom Raworth died on Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Raworth had prepared his friends, admirers, and readers [...] by

Rest in Peace, Thomas Lux (1946–2017) February 6, 2017: We are saddened to report that renowned poet Thomas Lux has passed away at the age of 70. From the Academy of American Poets: The late Stanley Kunitz noted that “[Lux is] sui generis, his own kind [...] by

RIP Harry Mathews, 1930–2017 January 26, 2017: Le Monde has confirmed the news that poet, writer, translator, and Oulipo member Harry Mathews has died. The Paris Review Daily reports the news in English. “In Harry, the Review has lost one [...] by

Mark Baumer Dies at 33 January 26, 2017: This week we’ve been reading obituaries for Mark Baumer, whose tragic death came on the 100th day of his barefoot walk across the country when he was struck by an SUV in Florida. He intended [...] by

Judith Ortiz Cofer Dies at 64 January 4, 2017: Online Athens has noted the death of poet, novelist, and professor Judith Ortiz Cofer. Cofer, a professor at the University of Georgia, died on December 30th at the age of 64. Wayne Ford remembers [...] by